Direct Enrolment


Princes Hill Secondary College continues to experience significant enrolment pressures, and like any other Victorian secondary government school, follows the Department of Education mandated Placement Policy to prioritise students who are seeking entry.

Fairness and Equity in Enrolment Process

School enrolment practices must be fair, equitable and comply with state and federal laws. Factors such as ability, history of behaviour or level of engagement with education are irrelevant factors for placement decisions. The Department of Education Placement Policy and priority order of placement ensures schools enrol students in a way that is fair, equitable and lawful.

Further information about fair, equitable and lawful enrolment practices is available at:


Parents/Carers are able to appeal against a school’s decision to not provide a placement.

Appeals are to be made in writing and lodged with the school at which the student has been unsuccessful in seeking a placement. Appeals are considered by the school’s placement committee and/or Principal, and the school’s decision will be communicated to the parent/carer in writing. In assessing the appeal, the school will check to ensure compliance with the priority order of placement, and the processes for verifying permanent address, as appropriate.

If the appeal at the school level is unsuccessful and parents/carers are not satisfied that their appeal has been adequately considered, they are able to escalate the appeal to the relevant Regional Director, by lodging an appeal in writing. Appeals are considered by a panel of senior regional staff which then provides advice and a recommendation to the Regional Director who makes the final decision. This concludes the appeal process.

Pre-Enrolment Application

Please complete the Pre-Enrolment Form using the link below if you believe that you satisfy the priority order of placement as outlined in the Placement Policy.

Note that the Placement Policy provides enrolment eligibility on the basis of a child’s address (where they permanently reside at the time of seeking enrolment). To support accurate and timely processing of your Pre-Enrolment Application, you must provide documentation to verify the address of permanent residence. Please reference the Residential Address Check document for a definition of permanent residence and a listing of valid documents that may be submitted.

Please use the link below to submit the online Pre-Enrolment Form. Prior to submitting the form the Parent/Carer should make sure PDF versions of the following documents are readily available for inclusion:

  • Proof of Name (Birth Certificate/Passport)
  • Proof of permanent residence
  • Student’s two most recent reports
  • Any Educational and/or Psychological Assessments (if applicable)

    Submit Pre-Enrolment Form

Related Documents

The following Department of Education Policy and Information provide further information to support the process defined above for Princes Hill Secondary College: